Shocking news for the Austrian national team. At Sebastien Haller (28) was diagnosed with testicular cancer last summer. In January, the kicker was on the field for the first time in a game. In the friendly against Fortuna Düsseldorf, the BVB star was substituted on in the 74th minute when the score was 2-1. Another footballer now has to cope with the shock diagnosis: The goalkeeper Heinz Lindner also has testicular cancer.

On Instagram the kicker shares the bad news with his fans. “I was recently diagnosed with a tumor in my left testicle. As you can imagine, this diagnosis hit me hard.”begins Heinz his report. He has also already had an operation. Thank God the malignant tumor was recognized in time and had not yet spread.

This also has sporting consequences for the Austrian: the season is over for him. But that’s okay Heinz not beaten. “I’m keeping my fingers crossed that both the Austrian national team and FC Sion will play the upcoming games positively without me and I’ll be rooting for them as a fan. I’m looking forward to being fully fit and ready to play again next season,” he said.